Lowering the Head to Initiate Contact

Definition

It is a foul if a player lowers his head to initiate and make contact with his helmet against an opponent. The rule applies to all players on the field at all times, and contact does not have to be to an opponent's head or neck area; lowering the head and initiating contact to an opponent's torso, hips or lower body is also a penalty.

Outcome

15 yards. If committed on defense; automatic first down. The player may be disqualified.

2019 Stats

Overall Totals By Team

There was an average of 0.41 Lowering the Head to Initiate Contact penalties per team league wide.

 AgainstBeneficiary
NameGamesCountYards LostDismissedHomeAwayCountYards GainedDismissedHomeAway
Arizona700000115010
Atlanta722300200000
Baltimore700000115001
Buffalo60000000000
Carolina611500100100
Chicago60000000000
Cincinnati7115001115010
Cleveland611500100000
Dallas70010000000
Denver700000114001
Detroit60000000000
Green Bay70000000000
Houston70000000000
Indianapolis60000000000
Jacksonville7115001230020
Kansas City723000200000
LA Rams70010000000
LA Chargers700000115001
Miami6230020115010
Minnesota700000223020
New England711500100000
New Orleans70000000000
N.Y. Giants70000000100
N.Y. Jets600000115010
Oakland611401000000
Philadelphia70000000000
Pittsburgh600000115010
San Francisco600000115001
Seattle70000000000
Tampa Bay611501000000
Tennessee70000000000
Washington70000000000
Totals1061318724913187294
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